Step by step guide on how to deploy GBU-12 - a laser guided 500 pound 'smart' bomb.
First off, printout or draw on a piece of paper all of your mapped buttons. This makes life a lot more easier.
Click "Instant Action"
and select first mission titled "Easy-East Georgia-Spring"
Unpause game, let it fly for 5 seconds so that navigation switches to next waypoint and quickly press "L-Shift + L-Win + Pause"
to enable "active pause"
Your cockpit should look like this.
Press those two buttons. Left button opens DSMS
. Right button selects A/G
and cycle "MASTER MODE CONTROL" (M)
Moving on to the right side
button to change some settings in your targeting pod.
Press "Latch - off"
button to turn it "on". Now when you turn on laser, you do not have to hold the button. (In flight Nose wheel steering fires laser)
Now lets find our target.
Press "CHINA HAT FORWARD LONG"(V)
(slew camera to waypoint) and then "CHINA HAT FORWARD SHORT" (V)
Move camera by using "SLEW" (, . / ; )
and use "DMS UP/DOWN"(END HOME)
to get desired zoom level.
Press NWS (INSERT)
(turns laser on) and Press "TMS FORWARD LONG" (Up + LCtrl)
to mark / create a way-point for your sensor (creates SPI). Press again NWS (INSERT)
to turn off laser.
HUD should now look like this.
Unpause game by pressing "L-Shift + L-Win + Pause"
Fly straight and level towards long line.
Those two lines should be near each other. Once you get close to weapon drop point, long line will have a little circle and a number 20. As the number gets smaller, circle with a number will drop. Your goal is to maneuver aircraft so that little circle goes through big circle. (Put a circle through a hole). When number reaches around 5, Press and HOLD "Release weapon" (Space + RAlt)
Once bomb drops, HUD will change to this. Press "NWS" (INSERT)
to turn on laser. When you turn on laser a little "L" will blink. Number next to blinking "L" is time to impact. Once it reaches 0, bomb should hit where you're aiming.
So bomb is being guided to where targeting pod is pointing. So smart idea is to keep an eye on your targeting pod display and correcting laser spot. Play with "SLEW" (, . / ; )
and use "DMS UP/DOWN" (HOME END)
and "CHINA HAT FORWARD SHORT" (V)
And you're flying straight. Notice DSMS showing white color where you're bomb used to be.
Boom! Two vehicles are destroyed. Don't forget to turn off laser by pressing NWS (INSERT)
Congratulations, you dropped GBU-12. Small note. You should be at least 5K feet AGL (minimum ~10 seconds of free fall) or bomb will not have time to correct itself. Best altitude in my opinion is 10-15k.